We cannot continue to watch the pain in our country and in our community without acting. We all need to serve. We can serve together through Belmont UMC’s Summer of Service to children and families in the community.

This summer, we are challenging our church members and friends of all ages to reach up to God and reach out to youth and children in our community. Let’s all spend some time this summer growing together in the love of God and neighbor through service.

The Outreach Team is featuring four opportunities for compassionate service to children and families in the community. While our church is offering financial support to each of these projects this year, we also need to offer our hearts, hands and feet. Join us to serve!

Volunteer with Project  Transformation

Serve as a reading volunteer for 1-4 days. Project Transformation involves college-age teams, together with volunteers from churches, in offering summer day camps for children and youth in marginalized communities. Children and volunteers are paired up each day to read one-on-one. Belmonters are needed to work with Project Transformation in the Antioch area during the week of June 27-30, Monday-Thursday mornings. For more information or to sign up, contact Celia Joyner for more information or to sign up.

Serving on a team to build a home in Waverly

A team from Belmont will be building a home for a family who  survived the horrific flood last August 2021, in Waverly, TN. Families need homes. We are collaborating with Appalachian Service Project to build a home June 22-29. The build will continue in August. Stay tuned for those dates. You can join us for a day or every day – ALL skill levels needed for this fun team. For more information or to sign up, contact Ingrid McIntyre or Lori Pearce.

Serving as an enrichment leader for Nashville Freedom School

Photo by Mike DuBose

Freedom School, a Children’s Defense Fund partner with roots in the civil rights movement, is designed to reduce summer learning loss as well as  increase cultural pride, self-assurance and active citizenship. You can help this summer by donating books or volunteering to lead a learning experience any afternoon between June 13-July 22. To volunteer or learn more, contact Ashiya Swan.

Serving with Edgehill Brighter Days Summer Ministry

Brighter Days at Edgehill UMC offers a six-week summer program of social, educational, and cultural activities, June 6-July 17. Volunteers are needed any day to lead enrichment activities such as a craft project or science experiment, teach photography, lead music or dancing, or any learning experience. For more information or to sign up, contact Nancy Crutcher at 615-254-7628, ext. 203.